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Petroleum Geoscience

From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics

Bjørlykke, Knut (Ed.)

2nd ed. 2015, XIII, 662 p. 501 illus., 409 illus. in color.

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  • Provides state-of-the-art knowledge required by geoscientists seeking a career in the petroleum industry  
  • Written by authors with many years of professional experience
  • A valuable primer for tackling much more specialized, in-depth information and issues related to exploration and recovery of oil and gas
  • New chapters added and others expanded on geophysical methods in general and electromagnetic exploration methods in particular

This comprehensive textbook presents an overview of petroleum geoscience for geologists active in the petroleum industry, while also offering a useful guide for students interested in environmental geology, engineering geology and other aspects of sedimentary geology. In this second edition, new chapters have been added and others expanded, covering geophysical methods in general and electromagnetic exploration methods in particular, as well as reservoir modeling and production, unconventional resources and practical petroleum exploration.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Exploration Geophysics - North Sea - Petroleum Production - Petroluem Geology

Related subjects » Geology

Table of contents 

Introduction to Petroleum Geology.- Introduction to Sedimentology.- Sedimentary Geochemistry.- Sandstones and Sandstone Reservoirs.- Carbonate Sediments.- Mudrocks, Shales, Silica Deposits and Evaporites.- Stratigraphy.- Sequence Stratigraphy, Seismic Stratigraphy.- Heat Transport in Sedimentary Basins.- Subsurface Water and Fluid Flow in Sedimentary Basins.- Introduction to Geomechanics: Stress and Strain in Sedimentary Basins.- The Structure and Hydrocarbon Traps of Sedimentary Basins.- Compaction of Sedimentary Rocks Including Shales, Sandstones and Carbonates.- Source Rocks and Petroleum Geochemistry.- Petroleum Migration.- Well Logging: Principles, Applications and Uncertainties.- Seismic Exploration.- Explorational Rock Physics – The Link Between Geological Processes and Geophysical Observables.- 4D Seismic.- Interpretation of Marine CSEM - and Marine MT Data for Hydrocarbon Prospecting.- Production Geology.- Introduction to Reservoir Modelling.- Unconventional Hydrocarbons. Oil Shales, Heavy Oil, Tar Sand, Shale Gas, Shale Oil and Gas Hydrates.- Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).- Geology of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.- Exploration Strategy.

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Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India

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